February 10, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
A very special vehicle today in Spotted in China. This is an original Zhonghua Car, seen on the Third Ring Road in Beijing by Reader Religioso, thank you for the pictures! The Zhonghua Car was manufactured from 1996 from 1999 by a Beijing-based company called the China Motor Corporation.
February 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have another very special car from China. This is the Zhonghua Car, made in Beijing from 1996 to 1999 by the China Motor Corporation. The Zhonghua, not to be confused with present-day Zhonghua-Brilliance, was the brainchild of Chinese designer Tang Jinsheng.
In the 1980’s he unsuccessfully tried to make Zhonghua-branded plastic cars in Guangdong, see the story here. When that all failed he went to the US in 1987 on an invitation by General Motors. Tang Jinsheng became a successful scientist in America, gathered some money, and moved to Beijing in 1992 to start his second automotive adventure. That became the Zhonghua Car this article is about…
February 9, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in history a very special Chinese car. This is the Zhonghua Sedan, made from 1985 until 1987 in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The most special feature: the Zhonghua’s body was made entirely of plastic. (this Zhonghua should not be confused with the other one; Zhonghua (Brilliance) from Shenyang).